Film and content agency Rapid Films has announced the signing of award-winning duo director Damien Toogood and producer Rona Lewis, with Lewis also set to take an executive producer role alongside founder/EP Susannah DiLallo.
Toogood is a director and cinematographer whose awards include a 2014 Grand Prix Cannes for V Line Guilt Trips, the video content for which was developed from a print campaign and also co-written by Toogood.
He won Best Commercial Director in 2012 at the Australian Directors Guild Awards for his Sydney Dogs and Cats Home spot, a Gold Australian Cinematographers Society award for Nescafe’s Café Couple and a selection of other Cannes, D&AD, CLIO, AWARD and LIA awards.
Rona Lewis is well known as a creative producer with over 20 years production experience working in many markets around the globe.
“I love the Rapid team for its expertise and enthusiasm. Making great work is their mantra above all else. They are genuinely lovely people – it feels like home,” Toogood said.
“Damien’s abilities and experience combined with our innovative creative culture are going to add up to great work,” said DiLallo. “In addition to his fantastic comedy skills, we see great potential in Damien’s reel for work with visual and emotional scale.”